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Old 06-30-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Door Bumpers: Snyders or Brattons

I posted a few weeks back looking for direction on installing the dovetail door pieces for my coupe. I asked because there was no way that the kit I was trying to install was going to fit. I called Mike's where I bought the kit and Mike said yes I was going to have to trim the part as the kit was made for several cars. The challenge with that was how much and in what shape. Because I know he along with every other dealer buys wholesale from Snyders I wanted to know who made the kit. He said he buys the kit from Snyders. I searched thru the site to see if any others had any issues with these and lo and behold there were a bunch. One poster said his kit from Brattons installed with no trimming. Well I ordered a kit and decided to post the comparison. From a quality of parts standpoint I would say they are identical but are not even close when it comes to size. If you have the other kit these pictures will give you an idea of how much you have to trim the rubber pieces to fit. I did not have to trim the rubber pieces from Brattons at all.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: Door Bumpers: Snyders or Brattons

WOW huge difference!!!

Has anyone notified Mikes about the fact that Bratons has ones that work.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Door Bumpers: Snyders or Brattons

the rubber door kits for the 180A 's are worse off. NOT EVEN CLOSE! Made mine out of NEW rubber door bumper off 1928/29 Chevy 4 doors from Steele rubber supply. I was Lucky i had original one's to go by.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Door Bumpers: Snyders or Brattons

mine fit in the channel ok but they touched each other,I took a fine marker made me a line to go by maybe 1/16 inch took back out sanded off the 1/16 on both rubber pieces put back in channel took some car wash soap and slicked them down metal brkt went right in
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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Had the same problem took cutting up 3 kits, to get it right! what a joke.
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